Delicious, perfectly cooked salmon from frozen to plate in around 20 minutes! We’ve done all the work for you and have the best time and temperature for air frying frozen salmon.

How to Cook Frozen Salmon in the Air Fryer

Although the cooking times will vary a little depending on the size of your salmon pieces, here is the basic method:

  1. For easier cleanup, spray the air fryer basket with oil or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 400° Fahrenheit.
  3. Place the frozen salmon (skin side up) to cook for 10 minutes.
  4. While the salmon is cooking, mix up the deliciously simple glaze.
  5. Flip the salmon after 10 minutes and cook for another 8-12 minutes.
  6. Brush the glaze over the salmon during the last few minutes of cooking.

Looking for more? Check out all of our healthy air fryer recipes!

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An Easy Last Minute Meal

Cooking a healthy meal from frozen in under 30 minutes can be a lifesaver!

If you forget to plan dinner or thaw out salmon, this is the best way to still get a healthy dinner on the table quickly.

We always like to have quick and easy healthy recipes at our fingertips so we don’t have to resort to eating out. This frozen salmon recipe can help you out in a pinch when you need a quick meal.

Also – if you like this recipe, you should definitely check out our buffalo air fryer frozen chicken wings.

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What to Serve with Air Fried Salmon

If you have both an oven and an air fryer, serving up some roasted veggies alongside your salmon is a great way to go. Plus, you can cook them in about the same amount of time.

Some other easy sides are:

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Your Turn to Make Easy Air Fryer Frozen Salmon

Pull out some frozen salmon, toss it in the air fryer and you’ll have it on your plate in no time. You’ll love how easy and tasty it is with a deliciously simple glaze.

If you try this recipe, be sure to leave a rating and comment below and let us know how it goes. Also, take a pic to share on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood, we love to see what you’re cooking!


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Easy Air Fryer Frozen Salmon (No Thaw!)

Delicious, perfectly cooked salmon from frozen to your plate in around 20 minutes! We've done all the work for you and have the best time and temperature for air frying frozen salmon.

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen salmon fillets, (6 oz)
  • Diced chives, (optional topping)

For the easy glaze:

  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried ginger

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • For easy cleanup, spray the air fryer basket with oil or line it with parchment paper.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400° Fahrenheit. Even if it doesn't have a preheat function, preheat it for a few minutes.
  • Place the frozen salmon (skin side up) to cook for 10 minutes.
  • While the salmon is cooking, make the glaze by adding all of the sauce ingredients to a bowl and mixing well.
  • Flip the salmon after 10 minutes and cook for another 8-12 minutes. See recipe notes.
  • In the last 3-5 minutes of cooking. Quickly pull the salmon out and brush it with the glaze on the top side. Return salmon to the air fryer to cook until finished.
  • Remove and serve.

Notes

  • How long you need to cook the salmon after flipping will depend on the thickness of the fillets. You’ll need less cooking time for thin fillets and thick fillets will need to cook longer to fully cook in the center. Cook the salmon until it is easily flaking in the thickest part or measures 145° Fahrenheit with a meat thermometer.
  • Since salmon fillets are never an even thickness throughout, the outer edges will be done before the center when you’re cooking it from frozen. Be sure to cook your salmon until it is fully cooked in the thickest section. Note that this will result in slightly uneven cooking with the outer edges more done than the thick inner pieces. This is the price you pay for the convenience of cooking salmon from frozen in the air fryer.
  • Nutrition facts are per serving and an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here
Calories: 260kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 11g, Fiber: 1g
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Easy Air Fryer Frozen Salmon (No Thaw!)Easy Air Fryer Frozen Salmon (No Thaw!)